THE SPIRIT WAS BORN AT THE VERY MOMENT THAT TWO WORLDS UNITED, BACK IN 1889.
Cabernet Sauvignon vines were brought straight from France, bonding to Apalta’s unique soils. And in 1936, when Carmenere vines took root, the spirit grew stronger, filling the air with an inexplicable energy . As the vines evolved, establishing a direct communication with the soil, each vintage became more each vintage became more expressive of Apalta’s terroir, and the soil`s energy more became even more profound.
Those who wandered through the vineyards could feel it, though they couldn’t quite explain it. And so the locals began to simply call it Neyen, the Spirit of Apalta.
Neyen is the projection of people and place. It knows the ways of the land, letting origin reign. After more than 100 years of humbling experience, passed down from generation to generation, our wines have become a true reflection of the spirit of Apalta.
Neyen is more than just a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. It’s a coming-together of the new and old worlds; a powerful and vibrant interpretation of the estate.
Neyen Espiritu De Apalta 2013
Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Though each year varies slightly, Neyen seeks balance, an elegant synergy between the characteristics of each variety. Serving as the wine’s back bone, Cabernet Sauvignon adds structured smoothness, while carmenere, Bordeaux’s lost variety, delivers a soft texture and silky finish.
APPEARANCE: Intense, ruby red with hints of purple
AROMA: Complex aromas of strawberry, raspberry, plum and cassis mingle with hints of pepper and vanilla.
PALATE: A soft and elegant wine, with ripe tannins and low acidity. On the palate the fruit takes the main stage, with prominent and persistent.
OAK TREATMENT: 18 months in French oak, 50% new
VARIETAL: Carmenere 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45%
AGE OF VINES: 35 – 120 years
HARVEST: By hand
Size & Packing: 750ml x 6
ABV: 14%SKU: NEY01-1300750-RD